About this project
The Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens is situated along the banks of the Rock River in Sinnissippi Gardens. It is the third largest conservatory in Illinois. The 22,000 square feet LEED GOLD conservatory provides a year-round exhibition of beautiful tropical trees, plants, flowers, and brooks of water. The project included construction of the Conservatory, site development, landscaping, an infinity pool, sculptures and a children’s educational play area. The Conservatory is powered by photovoltaics and an open loop geothermal system, that is also an integral part of the irrigation system.